State v. Lester (20)

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State v. Lester (20)

Case Number
Call Date
May 27, 2016
Court Number
Case Summary

S-15-742 State v. Adrian Lester (Appellant)

Douglas County, Honorable W. Mark Ashford

Attorneys: Nathan A. Liss (County Attorney's Office) --- Sean M. Conway (Dornan, Lustgarten & Troia PC LLO) (Appellant)

Criminal: Murder; jury selection; evidence

Proceedings below: following a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty on eight counts and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Issues: The district court erred in 1) overruling Appellant's motion for new trial, 2) excluding impeachment evidence offered by Appellant against a critical witness for the State, 3) ruling the State provided 'race-neutral' explanations for striking the only black members of the jury pool, and 4) finding there was sufficient evidence to convict Appellant of the crimes charged.